Where are the images list?

  • Posted June 28, 2013

I was looking for the ID’s of the different distros… I couldn’t find it for using the API to rebuild my servers… Any help?


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Use /v2/images except that this only shows 20 per page by default, so use per_page= to get the list on one page. Here is the full URL:

So with curl, use something like:

curl -X GET --silent "" -H "Authorization: Bearer $TOKEN" |jq '.'

If you have Tugboat installed:

tugboat images -g

The images aren’t in alphabetical order, however. So if you want to find all CentOS images, you can combine this command with grep like so:

tugboat images -g | grep -i centos

The above command gives (as of March 7 2015) the following output:

5.10 x64 (id: 6372321, distro: CentOS)
5.10 x32 (id: 6372425, distro: CentOS)
7 x64 (id: 10322623, distro: CentOS)
6.5 x64 (id: 10325922, distro: CentOS)
6.5 x32 (id: 10325992, distro: CentOS)

Hello Kamal, <br>We are looking for an easy way to find the image id value for each image in each region. <br> <br>If anyone is interested in the Precise x64 image in San Francisco 1 (region 4), the image id is 3101045. <br> <br>I found the value i needed by using Chrome inspect element similar to the Firebug approach for Firefox that mczylok used. <br> <br>There needs to be an easier way to get this information for folks who want to use APIs. <br> <br>Thank you.

Install doctl


$ doctl compute image list

Thanks for that malist.

After a little playing around I found out how to prettify it: curl -X GET “” -H “Authorization: Bearer $TOKEN” | python -mjson.tool | less

and then - when I still couldn’t find the Debian7 x64 image name I was looking for, that I needed to call two more pages in sequence. So:

curl -X GET “” -H “Authorization: Bearer $TOKEN” | python -mjson.tool | less


curl -X GET “” -H “Authorization: Bearer $TOKEN” | python -mjson.tool | less

Hope that helps someone.


First, get a Personal Access Token (click on Apps & API button on the main DO console), then use the following curl command.

curl -X GET “” -H “Authorization: Bearer $TOKEN”

Here you have (to get it i use firebug on rebuild section) <br>361740 Arch Linux 2013.05 x32 <br>350424 Arch Linux 2013.05 x64 <br>1602 CentOS 5.8 x32 <br>1601 CentOS 5.8 x64 <br>376568 CentOS 6.4 x32 <br>562354 CentOS 6.4 x64 <br>3102733 CentOS 6.5 x32 <br>3102789 CentOS 6.5 x64 <br>12575 Debian 6.0 x32 <br>12573 Debian 6.0 x64 <br>3102384 Debian 7.0 x32 <br>3102387 Debian 7.0 x64 <br>3104894 Docker 0.10 on Ubuntu 13.10 x64 <br>3140202 Dokku-v0.2.1 on Ubuntu 13.04 <br>32387 Fedora 17 x32 <br>32399 Fedora 17 x32 Desktop <br>32428 Fedora 17 x64 <br>32419 Fedora 17 x64 Desktop <br>3102721 Fedora 19 x32 <br>3102879 Fedora 19 x64 <br>3121555 Ghost 0.4.2 on Ubuntu 12.04 <br>3118238 GitLab 6.6.5 CE <br>3120115 LAMP on Ubuntu 12.04 <br>3118235 MEAN on Ubuntu 12.04.4 <br>3137903 Redmine on Ubuntu 12.04 <br>3137635 Ruby on Rails on Ubuntu 12.10 (Nginx + Unicorn) <br>14098 Ubuntu 10.04 x32 <br>14097 Ubuntu 10.04 x64 <br>3100616 Ubuntu 12.04.4 x32 <br>3101045 Ubuntu 12.04.4 x64 <br>3101888 Ubuntu 12.10 x32 <br>3101891 Ubuntu 12.10 x64 <br>3104282 Ubuntu 12.10 x64 Desktop <br>3101580 Ubuntu 13.10 x32 <br>3101918 Ubuntu 13.10 x64 <br>3135725 Wordpress on Ubuntu 13.10

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